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Sep 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
and spiritual heart of the taliban is a journey often fraught with uncertainty. these soldiers jammed inside a striker combat vehicle know the taliban still fights hard for this land and regularly plant ieds along the way. you've lost some guys to ieds? >> absolutely. we've had a number of guys wounded and a number of guys killed both mounted and dismounted. >> lately, however, the americans don't make the journey alone. afghan troops and police man checkpoints along the way. lieutenant general james terry, the operational commander of the war, brought us here to see for ourselves the robust presence of their afghan partners. >> you look at these afghan national security forces, here is what's very different, very different from two years ago, moving out and taking charge of this. >> tell them to watch me. >> training the afghans to take over the war is practically the singular focus of the international coalition as of 2014 withdrawal date draws closer. >> and as they become increasingly more capable, we'll skill up some of that advice and assist and then over time they have the lead comple
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Sep 30, 2012 1:00pm PDT
after began security forces can get a head start pledging their allegiance to the taliban. >> green and blue on attacks is likely to increase as the date to withdrawal draws closer. taliban attacks may diminish. why should the taliban take risks when they know we're leaving. it's more for the afghan national army personnel who want to show their loyalty. >> reporter: leon panetta says the taliban is trying to undermine our trust in afghan security forces and the chairman of joint chief of staffs says it won't work. >> one commander says insider attacks is affronted with their honor and culture and their faith. as for us, we are adapted go to changes in that threat, as well. that is what professional militaries do. >> the number of deaths from insider attacks has written from 35 last year and 53 this year so far. even as both sides are working hard to stop them with americans beefing up security on joint missions and afghans doing more background checks on recruits. >> heather: thank you peter. >> gregg: back on the bench, tomorrow the u.s. supreme court picks up where it left off th
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